HSE issues livestock risks warning

Farmers warned of livestock risks ahead of upcoming inspections.

Farmers have been told they must pay closer attention to health and safety after HSE raised concerns over recent livestock handling incidents.


HSE’s Head of Agriculture, Andrew Turner said: “The campaign focus is timely as last year eight people died on farms in cattle related incidents, nearly one quarter of the total deaths on British farms.”


HSE inspectors will be visiting farms to remind farmers of their duty to protect themselves, their workers and members of the public from the risks of cattle.


More information on what topics the inspectors will be looking at when they visit farms can be found in our free, downloadable ‘What a good farm looks like‘ guide.


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